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High Performance Medical Solutions (HPMS), a division of Hitachi Cable America Inc., HPMS COVID-19 Global Cooperative Response

Ashaway, RI U.S.A., April 6th, 2020

With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) humanitarian crisis growing daily, “Powering Good” is certainly a message that all Hitachi companies are embracing. High Performance Medical Solutions, a division of Hitachi Cable America, Inc. has joined in the fight against the disease. We are doing all we can to protect our employees, our customers, and the many communities that we are a part of and serve.

Our social infrastructure has changed virtually overnight. People are coping as best they can while medical facilities and personnel are doing outstanding work with the limited resources they have.

To support our customers, the hospitals, and the many doctors and nurses serving on the front line, we have been prioritizing our “critical to life” device manufacturing. This will ensure that we deliver to our medical and military heroes the devices they need. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and midline catheters in particular are badly needed for treating severely ill patients.

Hitachi is also accelerating the production of our ultrasound cable and cable assemblies specifically intended for respiratory ultrasound machines, allowing doctors to check if pneumonia has settled into the lungs of patients. These same cables are being used for mothers giving birth in a time of crisis and for others who unfortunately need hospital attention.

Thanks to recent FDA provisional approvals, which eliminated extensive delays and long validation cycles, new advanced therapies have been fast-tracked to improve the breathing and medical outcomes of dangerously ill patients. What might have taken many years previously is now being achieved in a matter of weeks in order to save the maximum number of lives as soon as possible.

Ventilators are just one way to aid a patient’s respiration. Other innovative technologies have rapidly been brought forth by key OEMs. HPMS is expediting these unique tubes that deliver life-saving airway opening medications.

“In war someone has to make the bandages”, states Joe Iamartino, COO of HPMS. “Hitachi is doing its part to help heal the nation in this war against the invisible enemy.”

To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc. and the Performance Cables Systems & Materials Division, please visit our website at Hitachi Cable America, Inc. is a unit of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. which is held by Hitachi, Ltd., Japan.

About HPMS in America:

HPMS is a medical device manufacturer that specializes in the production of medical devices for diagnostic and interventional procedures. HPMS offers ISO-13485:2016 compliant operations in Rhode Island and Connecticut U.S.A., and Suzhou, China serving endoscopic, cardiovascular, ultrasound and neurovascular OEMs. Complimentary to our medical device production, the Hi-Tech Machine and Fabrication team excels in the production of defense components, critical to life and mission systems. To learn more about Hitachi Cable America, Inc., our previous expansion, and the High Performance Medical Solutions division, please visit our website at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at

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Media Relations Contact:

Steven Kenney
Marketing Manager
900 Holt Avenue
Manchester, NH 03109
603-669-4347, ext. 229

Richard Roth
Dir. Business Development and Marketing, Medical
15 Gray Lane
Ashaway, RI 02804
603-669-4347, ext. 288

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